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8 items from 2016


Coronation Street stars tributes to creator Tony Warren

2 March 2016 8:00 AM, PST | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

'Coronation Street' stars and several soap actors have paid tribute to the show's creator Tony Warren following his passing. The 79-year-old writer conceived the idea for the world's longest-running TV soap in 1960 and hordes of actors have heaped praise on him and thanked the scriptwriter for all his work on the programme. Sally Dynevor - who has portrayed busybody character Sally Webster since 1986 - tweeted: ''R.I.P Tony Warren. Very much loved. Changed television forever. Thank you #Corrieforever (sic)'' Bill Roache, who has played Ken Barlow since the soap's first episode in 1960, said: ''When I first met Tony I »

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Tony Warren, Creator of World’s Longest-Running TV Soap, Dies at 79

2 March 2016 4:01 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — Tony Warren, the creator and writer of the world’s longest-running TV soap opera “Coronation Street,” has died at the age of 79.

He was born Anthony McVay Simpson in Salford, U.K. in 1937, and adopted the stage name Anthony Warren as a child actor. After training at Elliott Clarke Theatre School in Liverpool, he was a regular on the BBC radio show “Children’s Hour,” before performing in a number of radio plays.

Warren created “Coronation Street,” which is set in a blue-collar neighborhood in Northern England, when he was 24, in 1960, for Granada. It is broadcast across the ITV network to this day and continues to be a top ratings performer. The show airs three days a week in primetime on flagship channel ITV1.

Actor William Roache, who worked with Warren since “Coronation Street’s” first episode, said the writer was the “father” of the soap, and would be “desperately missed. »

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Coronation Street creator Tony Warren dies

2 March 2016 3:28 AM, PST | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

'Coronation Street' creator Tony Warren has died. Stars of the soap have been left devastated after the 79-year-old writer, who created the long-running show in 1960, passed away. A tweet on the show's official Twitter account read: ''It's with great sadness that Coronation Street confirms legendary creator & writer Tony Warren,MBE has passed away. (sic)'' Bill Roache, who has played Ken Barlow since the soap's first episode in 1960, led tributes to Tony. He said: ''When I first met Tony I couldn't quite believe he'd created and written Coronation Street because he was no more than a young boy. It was »

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Coronation Street creator Tony Warren dies aged 79

2 March 2016 3:24 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Ken Barlow actor William Roache hails the writer as the ‘father’ of the long-running ITV soap

Coronation Street creator Tony Warren has died aged 79.

The man who brought to life television’s longest-running soap opera passed away on Monday night after a short illness.

Related: Tony Warren: Coronation Street wouldn't be the same if I was straight

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- Tara Conlan and agencies

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Stephanie Davis and Jeremy McConnell are inseparable

1 March 2016 12:00 AM, PST | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

'Coronation Street' creator Tony Warren has died. Stars of the soap have been left devastated after the 79-year-old writer, who created the long-running show in 1960, passed away. A tweet on the show's official Twitter account read: ''It's with great sadness that Coronation Street confirms legendary creator & writer Tony Warren,MBE has passed away. (sic)'' Bill Roache, who has played Ken Barlow since the soap's first episode in 1960, led tributes to Tony. He said: ''When I first met Tony I couldn't quite believe he'd created and written Coronation Street because he was no more than a young boy. It was »

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Bill Roache remembers Anne Kirkbride

19 January 2016 8:00 AM, PST | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Bill Roache thought his former 'Coronation Street' co-star Anne Kirkbridge looked ''truly beautiful'' before she died. The 83-year-old actor, who plays lovable Ken Barlow in the ITV soap, believes the late actress, who tragically passed away following a battle with cancer last January, seemed strangely at peace in the final hours of her life. Speaking on the first anniversary of Anne's death, he said: ''We knew she was on leave and we thought she was just resting and that she'd be coming back, and then we got the news that she was seriously ill on the Friday and I went to »

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Strictly Come Dancing bosses hunt for new talent

18 January 2016 3:00 AM, PST | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Bill Roache thought his former 'Coronation Street' co-star Anne Kirkbridge looked ''truly beautiful'' before she died. The 83-year-old actor, who plays lovable Ken Barlow in the ITV soap, believes the late actress, who tragically passed away following a battle with cancer last January, seemed strangely at peace in the final hours of her life. Speaking on the first anniversary of Anne's death, he said: ''We knew she was on leave and we thought she was just resting and that she'd be coming back, and then we got the news that she was seriously ill on the Friday and I went to »

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Sherrie Hewson wants Coronation Street return

11 January 2016 3:00 AM, PST | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Sherrie Hewson wants to return to 'Coronation Street.' The 65-year-old actress is desperate to reprise her role as Maureen Naylor - which she portrayed from 1993 until 1997 and then again briefly in 2006 - in the ITV soap and get caught up in a love triangle involving Ken Barlow (Bill Roache) and his new lover Nessa Warner (Sadie Shimmi). She said: ''I loved Maureen. I never thought she finished her story. Now if she went back I'd put her with Bill Roache. It would give him some comedy to do. If ever Maureen came back that would be a really »

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